Clearance Book Sale, Nov. 19

It’s the Buck a Bag sale–One Day ONLY! We need to clear out some room in our book store to make space for new donations. We’ll have hundreds of books available in the Androscoggin Room at the low low price of $1 for a bag of books!  Fill any bag up to the size of a standard reusable grocery store bag for only a dollar. Be prepared for winter weather with plenty of extra books! Please note that the Book Store will not be open during the clearance sale.

Date:

Saturday Nov 19, 2022

Time:

10:00 AM  –  4:30 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Self-Awareness as a Key Attribute in the Practice of Civility (Senior College in the Community)

Civility is defined in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a polite act or expression” in which one is being polite and courteous when interacting with others.  Dr. Charles W. Plummer will present his personal belief that the practice of civility is very much needed to restore peace and harmony in a world that is rampant with acts of violence, conflict, animosity, and discord.  The goal of his presentation is to introduce to those present just how important it is to understand one’s personality style in the practice of civility.

Charles W. Plummer has a B.S Degree in Education, a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision and a PH.D. in Religious Studies and one in Metaphysics. After graduating from Lisbon High School in 1952, he joined the United States Navy and served as a combat aircrewman with an attack squadron that operated off several aircraft carriers.  After being honorably discharged in 1956, he then attended Farmington State Teachers College and after graduating, he became a fifth-grade teacher in the Auburn School System.  After nine years as a teacher, he then became the principal of an elementary school and after serving in that position for 23 years. he retired.  He is well-known for his living-history presentations as well-known Civil War Union and Confederate Generals, Chaplains, and Doctors and has traveled widely performing for historical societies and civic organizations. His most recent presentation was that as Maine’s first governor, William King, and the important role that he played that led to Maine becoming a state in 1820.  For over twenty years he has taught courses for L. a. Senior College and is a firm believer in life-long learning because doing so strengthens our brains as we age and keeps it functioning at a higher level.   

This program will take place in person, in the Androscoggin Community Room.  

This presentation, part of a fall series entitled Senior College in the Community, is made possible by a partnership with Senior College at USM Lewiston-Auburn College.  Lewiston-Auburn Senior College has a long-standing relationship with community partners.  After two years of Covid constraints, Senior College in the Community programming is once again being offered.  In addition to this program, Senior College offers in person, Zoom, and hybrid enrichment classes.  For more information about Senior College, visit usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Date:

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022

Time:

1:30 PM  –  3:30 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Digital Literacy Workshop: Learning Email Basics

Participants in today’s workshop will learn about the tools and apps needed to use email.  Skills practiced will include performing basic email functions such as logging into and out of an account; sending, receiving and replying to emails; recognizing spam; and organizing, searching and deleting emails.  Students will learn several tips and tricks for working with email and will have time for hands-on practice.

This program, one in a series of five, is made possible by a grant from the Public Library Association’s Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, which is supported by AT&T.

This workshop will take place in person, in the library’s Computer Lab located on the 2nd floor.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, click here or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

The next program in this series, Cybersecurity, will take place on January 19.

Date:

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:

Computer Lab (2nd floor)

Digital Literacy Workshop: Computer Basics — Windows 10

In today’s workshop, attendees will learn how to navigate the Windows 10 operating system, manage applications using the task manager, find and manage files and folders, save and delete files, and more!  Participants will have hands-on experience practicing their new skills.

This program, part of a series, is made possible by a grant from the Public Library Association’s Digital Literacy Workshop Incentive, which is supported by AT&T.

This workshop will take place in person, in the library’s Computer Lab located on the 2nd floor.  Registration is required as space is limited.  To register, click here or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

The next program in this series, Learning the Basics of Email, will take place on November 17.

Date:

Thursday Nov 10, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:30 PM

Location:

Computer Lab (2nd floor)

October book groups!



Join us to talk about books in a casual setting. New members are always welcome!


Monday Book Group

Date: Monday, October 17

Time: 5:30 – 6:30

Book: The Sentence by Louise Erdrich (Request a copy)(CloudLibrary Copy)

Location: First Floor Lobby (near large print books)


Friday Book Group

Date: Friday, October 21

Time: 1:00 – 2:00

Book: Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (Request a copy) (CloudLibrary Copy)

Location: Conference Room


Mystery book club

Do you love a good mystery? Come and discuss with other mystery lovers! Our new Mystery Book Club will have a first meeting on October 25 at 10:30AM. This month, we will focus on The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron. Other meetings might center around a series, an author or a theme. Bring your ideas! And each meeting will have time to talk about what we are currently reading.


Book: The Poacher’s Son by Paul Doiron (Request a Copy)(CloudLibrary Copy)

Date: Tuesday October 25, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM  –  11:30 AM

Location: Conference Room

POSITION AVAILABLE: Teen & Collaboration Librarian

The Auburn Public Library (Auburn, ME) is accepting applications for a Teen & Collaboration Librarian.  Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter to personnel@auburnpubliclibrary.org or mail to 49 Spring Street Auburn, ME 04210

Summary: The Auburn Public Library is seeking an energetic, team-oriented Teen & Collaboration Librarian with a strong commitment to public service.

Qualifications:

  • Preference will go to candidates who possess a high level of experience with teens, computer literacy, reference and information discovery skills, time management, and multitasking ability.

Job Responsibilities:

  • This position develops, plans, implements, and promotes programs (including events, displays, on-line content, and other aspects) for a diverse audience of young adults, ages 12-18 and oversees the Teen Space.
  • Engagement and outreach activities to youth-serving organizations, and assisting in the development of high-quality readers’ advisory services, both at the Library and in the community.
  •  In cooperation with the Adults Services Manager, this individual is also responsible for building collaborative relationships and engaging adults and teens alike with a positive and enthusiastic approach.  The successful candidate possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills for interacting with patrons, employees and outside contacts and is consistently pleasant, positive, and responsive to a diverse public and staff.
  • Engagement and outreach activities to youth-serving organizations, and assisting in the development of high-quality readers’ advisory services, both at the Library and in the community.

Status: 

  • Full Time (40 hours/week)
  • Weekends and evenings included

Benefits:

  • Health insurance/Dental insurance (Employer-paid in part)
  • Vacation/sick/personal time
  • Retirement

Salary:

  • Commensurate with experience

The full job description is available here.

Bendable Maine

Bendable Maine allows residents of all ages and backgrounds to easily discover and access content that is just right for them on a wide variety of subjects and then acquire new knowledge and skills through online courses as well as local, in-person learning opportunities.

The vast majority of the learning made available through the system is free to residents of the state. (When there is a cost to the user, it is clearly indicated.)

Having people attain new skills so that they can improve their job prospects is extremely important, so much of the learning on Bendable Maine is work-related. The platform includes career pathways, backed by Maine employers, where you can earn a digital badge, giving you a leg up in your job search.

At the same time, Bendable Maine has resources on a wide variety of topics, including cooking healthier meals, handling personal finances, fixing things around the house, understanding technology—even foraging for mushrooms.

The platform features personal learning playlists from individual residents across Maine. It also has lots of resources from state and local providers (the university and community college systems, career centers, adult education programs, music schools, art museums and many others), along with a wide range of national providers (including Study.com, edX, GCFGlobal and a dozen more).

So be sure to check out Bendable Maine! Just visit maine.bendable.com.

Fins & Flippers, August 4

Join Chewonki here at the Auburn Public Library as they present “Fins & Flippers”!  This presentation begins with examining the four major groups of marine mammals, their special adaptations for keeping warm, finding food, and breathing air in the marine environment, and the many threats they face. Attendees will then work together as a group to reconstruct a Pilot Whale skeleton. Reassembling this once-living puzzle creates an ideal format for discovery and discussion of the relationships between form and function.  

This program will be presented as part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, “Oceans of Possibilities” wherein adults will spend time exploring Maine’s waterways.  Although an adult program, children ages 8 and up are welcome to attend with an adult.

For our planning purposes, registration is required; click here to register online or email dwallace@auburnpubliclibrary.org. 

Date:

Thursday Aug 4, 2022

Time:

4:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Location:

Androscoggin Community Room

Art in the Park, June 18

APL @ Auburn’s Art in the Park Saturday, June 18th 

Did you know APL is a sponsor of Auburn’s Art in the Park? Stop by our booth at Festival Plaza on Saturday, June 18th any time between 10:00 – 3:00! We will have kids crafts throughout the day.

This year Art in the Park has joined the many festivities of the Lewiston Auburn RiverFest! To learn more about what is happening during RiverFest weekend, visit the website: https://discoverlamaine.com/the-riverfest/

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